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Virtual: Kremers Seminar — Marijuana Boom: The Rise & Fall of Colombia’s First Drug Paradise

2020 Summer Kreminar with Dr. Lina Britto

Event Details

Thursday, May 28, 2020
12-1:30 p.m.
In Marijuana Boom: The Rise and Fall of Colombia’s First Drug Paradise (University of California Press 2020), Lina Britto tells the forgotten story of the first explosion of illicit drugs in the Greater Magdalena region of Colombia. Arguing against traditional explanations that have attributed the rise of illicit economies to either the absence of the state or the moral degeneration of US consumers and smugglers, Britto sees the bonanza marimbera and cannabis as part of a history of nation-state